Download Methods for Autodesk Account

Download Methods for Autodesk Account

Downloading from Autodesk Account
Download Methods in Autodesk Account
Troubleshooting Download Issues

Downloading from Autodesk Account

To access the Autodesk Account download options for your software:

  1. Sign in to your Autodesk Account at
  2. Locate the software you wish to download in the list of Products & Services. Click the arrow next to the product name to expand the product details tray.
  3. Click Downloads to activate the download pop-up windowimage of download options in Autodesk Account
  4. Select your Version, Platform, and Language to see available download options.Image of the download pop-up window in Autodesk Account.

    Note: Not all download options are available for each version and platform. You may have to select a different platform to see additional download options.

    Image of the download pop-up window in Autodesk Account displaying alternative download methods available for a different platform.


Download Methods in Autodesk Account

The three download methods available in Autodesk Account are described below. Availability of the download methods varies by product, version and/or operating system. Select the option that best meets your needs based on your Internet connection speed and installation needs.

Install Now

Quickest method for installing software on a single computer in one session. Install Now decompresses and installs software as it downloads and then activates your software automatically. This method uses the Autodesk Download Manager (DLM) to manage download and installation.

Recommended if you want to install immediately after download using the most efficient and reliable download and installation method.

Note about Install Now files: The Install Now process must be completed in one sitting on the computer used to initiate the download. Files downloaded cannot be used to install software at a later time. Use Download Now or Browser Download to download reusable and transferrable install files.


Download now

Download Now installs and launches the Autodesk Download Manager (DLM), which gives you more control and is significantly more efficient and reliable than conventional browser-based download methods.

The DLM reduces the time it takes to get applications up and running by decompressing product files during the download. Doing this eliminates the separate file extraction step that is usually required after the download completes and before running the product installer.

Recommended if you want to download a full software installer file and have the option to install at a later time, install on additional computers, or create a deployment.

Note about Chrome browser: Download Now currently is not compatible with the Chrome browser. The Autodesk Download Manager will install, but the software download process will not complete successfully. To use Download Now, please use an alternative browser.


Browser Download

The Browser Download method uses the built-in file download features of your Web browser. Downloaded files are larger compared to other methods, may be broken into multiple file downloads, and can be uncompressed and installed only after all downloads are complete.

Recommended if you cannot use the Autodesk Download Manager or other download methods are not offered as an option.

Important Notes About Browser Download

  • Disabling pop-up blocker required: Installation files larger than 2 GB are divided into multiple files that will download simultaneously. You must disable your pop-up blocker before initiating a Browser Download to download all files successfully.
  • Executing any downloaded file activates file extraction: If multiple .exe or .dmg files download, you may launch any of them to initiate complete extraction of all the installation files.


Jeremy Peters


Jeremy is a BIM Consultant who has worked with all parties to the AEC industry for the past 7 years. He brings particular expertise in Revit Architecture, Revit MEP and Navisworks to his role. He has a keen interest in how this new technology is fundamentally changing the way in which the AEC industry works together at every stage of a project.

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